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Giving up baby for adoption and husband's consent

I Am Pregnant And Thinking About Giving My Baby Up For Adoption, But I Am Married. Do I Need My Husband’s Consent To The Adoption?

Probably, but not always. In most states, including Indiana, a husband and wife have the same parental rights to a child born during the marriage or within some time, usually a year of less, of a divorce. However, Indiana adoption statutes only require the consent to adoption of husband who is a biological parent of […]

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African American adoptions

I Have Heard That There Are Not Many Families Wanting To Adopt African-American Babies. Is That True?

Nationally fewer families express interest in adopting Black babies than White babies. However, we at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., have lots of carefully screened, loving, prospective adoptive parents who cannot wait to welcome an African-American baby into their hearts and homes. While some local adoption agencies and national adoption agencies may have few […]

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Hoping to adopt a baby in Indiana

How Old Do I Have Be To Adopt A Newborn?

Coincidentally, this morning, we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) received separate inquiries from our website, www.IndianaAdoption.com, from 18- and 19-year-olds, interested in adopting newborns and wanted to know if they were old enough to adopt. Indiana adoption statutes do not specify a minimum age to adopt. However, as adoption attorneys, […]

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Give my baby up for adoption in hospital

If I Give My Baby Up For Adoption, Do I Have To See Or Take Care Of The Baby In The Hospital?

No. Every birth mother who places her baby up for adoption, or more correctly, makes an adoption plan for her baby, comes to peace with her decision in her own way. At Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., we will honor whatever decision you make regarding seeing and/or caring for the baby in the hospital. […]

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THINKING ABOUT GIVING MY BABY UP FOR ADOPTION

I Am Pregnant And Thinking About Giving My Baby Up For Adoption But Do Not Want A Lot Of People To Know. Is That Possible?

Yes. When an expectant mother or birth mother contacts us, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., to help her find a loving, secure home for their unborn or recently born newborn, we do not involve any of the birth mother’s family or friends, unless she wants them involved. Having the support of family and […]

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I PLAN TO PUT UP FOR ADOPTION

The Birth Father Thinks I Am Lying When I Told Him That He Is The Father Of The Baby That I Plan To Put Up For Adoption. What Do I Do?

Assuming the father of the baby is not your husband and assuming he has not legally established paternity of the child, meaning through a court proceeding or paternity affidavit, if you live in Indiana or place your baby with an Indiana family, what the father of the baby believes does not matter. Of course, you […]

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abortion or give up baby for adoption

I am not ready for a baby but cannot decide if I should have an abortion or give up the baby for adoption

A woman with an unplanned pregnancy has other options, including, the most obvious, figuring out how to parent the child, finding a family member or friend to help, and arranging temporary foster care, to name a few. For the purposes of this blog, let’s assume you have explored those options and others, and have concluded […]

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putting baby up for adoption

The Father Of The Baby And I Are Still Together. Can He Be Involved In Putting The Baby Up For Adoption?

We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”) welcome a cooperative, birth father’s involvement in an adoption. Unfortunately, not often is the father of the baby as interested in participating in the adoption plan as he was at being present for the conception of the baby. Recently, I met an expectant mother […]

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Best adoption agencies in Indiana near me

Do I Have To Stay With The Adoption Agency I Contacted When I First Thought About Giving Up My Baby For Adoption?

No, you do not. Sometimes an expectant mother will contact a local adoption agency or national adoption agency because the adoption agency has a slick website or because the agency has advised the birth mother not to work with an adoption attorney. Occasionally, a birth mother will find that the adoption agency is too rigid […]

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Putting the baby Up for adoption

I Am Afraid That If The Father Of The Baby Finds Out I Am Thinking About Putting The Baby Up For Adoption, He Will Use Adoption Against Me In A Custody Battle

We, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), have heard this concern many times over the 38+ years our firm has handled adoptions in Indiana. In fact, our 4 attorneys have over 90 years of experience practicing adoption law. In our considerable experience, we have never heard of a baby’s father trying […]

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